Cellular telephones; encouraged to program with ICE numbers. (HB2870)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Programming cell phones with ICE numbers. Requires providers of commercial mobile telecommunications service to implement a program, in accordance with criteria developed by the Wireless E-911 Services Board, of encouraging its subscribers to program one or more ICE numbers into their mobile telephones. An ICE number is a telephone number that is programmed into a mobile telephone, and labeled ICE, which when called by a firefighter, paramedic, emergency medical technician, rescue worker, or ambulance when the subscriber is nonresponsive or impaired, will connect to the person who the subscriber desires to be contacted in case of an emergency. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2007Committee
01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078521410
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
01/17/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2870)
01/29/2007Tabled in Science and Technology (14-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)